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The Letter: A Links in the Chain short

The Letter: A Links in the Chain short

The Letter

A Links in the Chain short

The town of Crivitz, Wisconsin was small by most standards. The population was only 1,079 but they were mostly friendly types. When Aiden and I went to grab a pizza at the Hot Stone Pub, we were greeted warmly. No one made mention if Aiden was using his walker or the wheelchair, and they treated him as one of their own, despite the fact we only came up a few times a year.

We’d been together three years now, and life had been great. Mostly. Aiden and I didn’t have problems different than any other couple. Finding time together was always a challenge, especially since his stained glass business had taken off. Everyone in our family—my folks, Tom and Galen, Lincoln and Noel, Aiden’s sister, Livvy, Marco and Andy—had all bought things from him. Then Marco showed them to his parents, who loved the work so much they ordered things they could sell in their floral shop. Then the customers who bought from them showed others and…. Yeah, my guy now had a fulltime job, and he was over the moon happy because now he felt like he was contributing to the household.

The Kids Are All Right – A Family Matters short

The Kids Are All Right – A Family Matters short

“Why aren’t you getting ready?” I asked Joey. It was already four, and the prom would be starting soon.

He shook his head. “I was told I couldn’t come. Kay and Micah are pissed… I’m sorry, they’re peeved.”

This was news to me. “Explain,” I insisted.

Joey sat up and his eyes were puffy. He sniffled until I handed him a tissue and he blew his nose. “My student counselor said if I was coming, I had to wear what she calls ‘appropriate attire’, otherwise I wasn’t allowed in.”

“Were you planning on going in your birthday suit?”

Today my dream came true….

I’ve always wanted to write. To inspire. To please. To make people feel emotions. Today K.C. Wells and I got an email, and it makes me the happiest person around.

 

Dear K.C and Parker

I don’t know how many of this kind of email you receive, and I’m hoping you’ll be glad to receive it!

I’m a 43 year old gay man.  From the age of around 18 I’ve known I’m a submissive, but always been to scared to do anything about it.  Having spent 20+ years in unhealthy, unhappy vanilla relationships, I finally decided to explore the world of BDSM early last year.

Having read a lot of reference material, books and websites talking about the general rules and how the world of BDSM and how D/s relationships work, I found myself looking for gay BDSM fiction on Kindle.  There I found your Collars and Cuffs series.  I was instantly hooked, the characters, the scenes, the kinks – I’d found what I’ve spent my life hiding from, and pretty much instantly knew that was what I wanted.  Sadly I live in Northampton (UK) which is not the most exciting place, and a club such as Collars & Cuffs is but a dream!

Cut to 16 weeks ago, and a message from another gay skinhead, who just happens to be in to leather and is a Dominant of 20+ years experience…  Many, many hours of messaging and talking later, and the time comes to meet (no kink or action involved, and a planned call from a friend around the corner in case things didn’t go to plan!).  I’m now in the relationship I’ve always wanted, with the man of my dreams, who does things with and to me that I’ve dreamed about for so long.

During a break in Friday’s scene (always with safe words, which have been used), I requested feedback, saying that I never knew if I was doing a good job, and I needed him to tell me… My Master stated “I know you were clear at the start that you had no experience with D/s, but that done a lot of reading.  That was the best thing you could have done, because unless you’d told me, I’d never have known.  I don’t constantly give you feedback, I don’t need to give you pointers, or correct you, because you do everything right.”.

So my heartfelt thanks to you both.  Firstly for the wonderful characters and stories, which suggested that a loving relationship with a D/s element was possible.  Secondly for giving me the confidence to look for what I’d spent a life dreaming of, but never been brave enough to do anything about.  And thirdly, for the level of detail in your books, which has allowed me to pass as a half decent sub to the man I’ve fallen for, who has made me the happiest man alive and who feels the same for me.

The two of you have helped restore a broken man, and helped me achieve the happiness I never thought I’d have.  So thank you from the bottom of my heart, because with out the two of you, it wouldn’t have been possible.

Sincerely and with the best of wishes to you both, Barry